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Brazil: Senate votes in favour of Rousseff impeachment trial01:22

Brazil: Senate votes in favour of Rousseff impeachment trial

Brazil, Brasilia
August 10, 2016 at 09:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Brazilian Senate voted in favour of holding an impeachment trial for suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Wednesday, with 59 voting for and 21 against and no abstentions.

On August 4 the Special Committee of the Impeachment approved a report presented by Senator Antonio Anastasia against Rousseff, recommending that the suspended President should face trial.

As a majority of the senators have voted to proceed with the impeachment trial, Rousseff will be suspended from office for 180 days. If Rousseff is convicted, Vice-President Michel Temer will serve as president until the end of 2018.

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The Brazilian Senate voted in favour of holding an impeachment trial for suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Wednesday, with 59 voting for and 21 against and no abstentions.

On August 4 the Special Committee of the Impeachment approved a report presented by Senator Antonio Anastasia against Rousseff, recommending that the suspended President should face trial.

As a majority of the senators have voted to proceed with the impeachment trial, Rousseff will be suspended from office for 180 days. If Rousseff is convicted, Vice-President Michel Temer will serve as president until the end of 2018.

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